Joint Project between
the State Hermitage and the Foundation Hermitage Friends in the Netherlands
The Foundation Hermitage Friends in the Netherlands and Wilhelmina
E. Jansen Fonds presented in the State Hermitage Museum the results
of the joint project - creating 19 frames for the paintings by Dutch masters
from the collection of the State Hermitage Museum.
The new frames were made (crafted) according to the traditional XVII century Dutch methods in the unique frame-making studio, which is situated
in Spankeren in the Netherlands.
The owner of this studio and frame-maker Mr. Gregor Simoons together
with his assistant Ms. Esther Poelen personally put the paintings into
the new frames. Mr. Kees ter Horst and Mr. Nico Cobelens, who provided
significant financial support to this project, arrived to St. Petersburg
to take part in its presentation.
Gregor Simoons, Esther Poelen, Nico Cobelens and Irina Sokolova
Kees ter Horst
Discussion of the result of the project
Paintings in the new frames